Community-based interventions may help cut heart disease risk

08/12/2010 | Reuters

Researchers reviewed 36 community-based heart disease programs worldwide and found that the interventions cut risks by 0.65% over 10 years -- or prevented about 650 heart attacks for every 1 million people per year. "Community programs, which can be everything from very detailed, very aggressive to as little as handing out literature on risk factors, can have a significant impact over time," a spokesman for the American Heart Association said.

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